(4 customer reviews)


We get asked all the time which anchor is best. The best is to use features on site, such as the bases of woody shrubs, heavy picnic tables, door hinge pins, driftwood, etc. For ground anchors, the best choice depends on the firmness of the soil.

For soft to medium soils we think the large Orange Screw is fantastic. It is the only anchor we can hang from on packed beach sand. They are made in the USA of recycled polycarbonate and incredibly durable. The manufacturer warrants them for life.

For medium to hard soils we offer Tensa Boomstakes. These are two-part anchors with a nearly indestructible 8mm solid titanium spike and a reinforced 7000-series aluminum boom tube to substantially increase the holding power, redirecting the pulling vector to a point underground so they work somewhat like ground hooks. They can be pounded into ground too hard for Orange Screws, such as at many developed camping sites. They are also lighter and more compact than Orange Screws, a good hiker’s choice. See the Boomstake instruction sheet for detail.

For heavier hangers in softer ground, use three or four anchors per hammock end (Solo and Trekking Treez) instead of the usual two. The other option is to get creative with, for example, climbing nuts and dead-man’s anchors from bags filled with the loose earth. Creativity can make granite slabs, gravel bars, and sugar sand hammock friendly.


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Orange Screw – large, Boomstake 30cm, Boomstake 40cm, Peggy Peg – large

4 reviews for Anchors

  1. Bennett Kegan (verified owner)

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  2. Derek (verified owner)

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  3. Kevin H. (verified owner)

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    The big orange screw anchors are worth every penny! I purchased extra & also use them to stake other items, like my sun shade. Their strength allowed me to keep this tarp super tight for several days.

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  4. Thomas B. (verified owner)

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    I bought 4 of the 30cm stakes to use with two Solo conversion kits. I have use the stakes on three outings now with mixed results. The first trip the soil was too sandy (although in the woods) and the stakes did not hold. Next two trips, we had both hammocks, therefore both Solo kits. Each time in the same exact area (less than 10 feet apart) my wife’s hammock fared well with the stakes, while at least one of my stakes pulled out each trip. Not sure if the 40cm would have been better, but on each trip, I have brought our orange screw stakes from our full hammock stands (as a backup) and they worked fine. I am sure these work well at established/overused campsites.

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